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Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

STORIES FROM UCSD

College Chatter
Latest College Chatter.

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Obesity and Cancer
Excess body weight can increase the risk of all cancers—1.5-fold in men and 1.6-fold in women.

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Undergraduate Business Courses
Rady expects 1,500 undergraduates to enroll in its business courses this year.

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Cyber War on Cancer
Nearly four decades after Richard Nixon declared a “war on cancer,” the disease still claims the lives of 560,000 Americans every year. Now the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is looking for a ­better way to compare the effectiveness of cancer drugs and treatments, and UC San Diego is joining forces with the University of Texas to create a Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effective­ness Research, or CYCORE.

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By the Numbers

  • 2 National ranking among U.S. ­universities for positive impact and contributions to the country by the Washington Monthly.

  • 7 Ranking among best public universities in the  nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • 9 Green ranking among U.S. ­universities by Greenopia environmental guide.

  • 14 Ranking among world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

  • 23 Ranking among “best college buys” in the ­nation by Forbes.

  • 35 Ranking among all U.S. private and public ­colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

E-CLIPPINGS

WIISARD to the Rescue
Finding better ways to communicate in a disaster.

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Breaking-into Guides
A mentorship program for students interested in careers in finance.

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Kudos
Rae Armantrout, professor of literature, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her new book Versed (see page 17).

Terry August, professor, Rady School of Management, received a 2010 National Science Foundation ­CAREER award, which provides $530,000 in research funding.

Andrei Both, professor, Theatre and Dance, was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his work as a stage designer by UNITER—Union of Theatre People of Romania, in Bucharest, in April.

Don W. Cleveland, professor and chair of cellular and molecular medicine, Steve A. Kay, professor and dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, Kimberly Prather, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Michael G. Rosenfeld, professor of medicine, and Robert Schmidt, professor of biology, were named 2009 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Peter Cowhey has returned as dean of IR/PS from his position as senior counselor at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President.

Seth Lerer, dean of Arts and Humanities has been awarded the 2010 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, which comes with a cash prize of $30,000.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego, received the American Library Association’s 2010 Melvil Dewey Medal Award.